Bombax ceiba: 2 definitions


Bombax ceiba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Agriculture (Krishi) and Vrikshayurveda (study of Plant life)

Source: Shodhganga: Drumavichitrikarnam—Plant mutagenesis in ancient India

Bombax ceiba (seeds) (in Sanskrit: Śālmalī) is used in a recipe for manipulating the colour of fruits (on the tree) [varṇa-pravartana], according to the Vṛkṣāyurveda by Sūrapāla (1000 CE): an encyclopedic work dealing with the study of trees and the principles of ancient Indian agriculture.—Accordingly, “Trees watered and smeared at roots with the mixture of the bark of Bombax ceiba [e.g., Śālmalī-tvac], Curcuma longa, Indigofera tinctoria, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellirica and Terminalia chebula, Saussurea lappa, and liquor bear fruits having the shades of a parrot”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Latin names; Binomial nomenclature)

Bombax ceiba L. is the name of a plant defined in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in modern medicine, Ayurveda, and other local traditions or folk medicine. It has the following synonyms: Bombax ceiba Burm.f., Bombax malabaricum DC., Gossampinus malabarica (DC.) Merr., Gossampinus malabarica Merr., Salmalia malabarica (DC.) Schott & Endl., Salmalia malabarica Schott. & Endl.) (Gossampinus Schott & Endl., a variant of gossympinus, a Latin name used by Plinius for the cotton tree, Gossypium arboreum L., see Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794–1865) and Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus Endlicher, Meletemata botanica. 35. Wien 1832.) (Salmalia Schott & Endl., from salmali, a Sanskrit name for Salmalia malabarica..

References regarding Bombax ceiba L. for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity:

· Hortus Malabaricus
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Flora Indica, or ‘Descriptions of Indian Plants’ (1768)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1824)
· Meletemata Botanica (1832)
· FBI (1874)
· Lingnan Science Journal (1928)
· Taxon (1961)
· Taxon (1979)
· Ethnobotany (2004)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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